The latest tweet that is doing the rounds on the blogosphere and attracting Newcastle fans attention, is from Duncan Castles, who is a Freelance sports journalist for The Sunday Times, The National, Sports Illustrated, Champions magazine – amongst others.
Junior Hoilett – Newcastle again interested?
And the tweet that is causing the interest is about Junior Hoillet, who is a free agent today after his contract with Blackburn Rovers ran out yesterday.
The 22 year-old Canadian-born winger is a good player, and of course he scored against Newcastle last season in the Magpies’ 3-1 win at St. James’ Park, although exactly how much he would cost in compensation, since he’s under 24 is up for debate.
But there’s the tweet that is causing the interest:
“Understand that Reading owner Anton Zingarevich met Junior Hoilett to discuss move. Still looks more likely to join Newcastle. “
Blackburn manager Steve Kean has tried to get Junior to sign a new deal at Blackburn for over a year now, but the lad has resisted that, and it’s a little bit of a surprise that he still not signed up by a club, although German giants Bayern Munich have been linked with him continually, and it seems that Borussia Monchengladback, who are in the Champions League next season, may also be interested.
There’s no doubt that Duncan Castles’ tweet has gone out, but exactly how much truth there is in it is open to question, although we are hoping he may have some inside information.
It would be a little bit of a surprise if Newcastle go after this player at this stage, but Newcastle like a bargain, and this lad has talent, and can score goals, there’s little doubt about that.
But at the moment Newcastle are after Luuk de Jong, Mathieu Debuchy and maybe Brazilian center-back Douglas, as the players they would like to get signed, before pre-season training starts next Thursday.
In January of this year, Hoilett was named one of the 13 Players to watch in 2012 by world football governing body FIFA, and this is what they had to say about the now 22 year-old:
“Blackburn may be languishing at the foot of the Premier League table, but their dynamic wide-man has become one of the division’s hottest prospects, with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur among a host of clubs reportedly keen on signing him this month.
“Though born and raised in Canada, the as-yet uncapped Hoilett is also eligible for both USA and Jamaica, so is likely to be just as sought-after at international level.”
And only a couple of weeks ago Turkish giants Galatasaray were thought to be after the player who was born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, back in 1990
What do you think about this news and the possibility Newcastle could be in for the 22 year-old?